The Crimson Hawks saw their season come to an end Saturday as they fell to West Chester 5-2 in the quarterfinals of the 2012 National College Athletic Association Division II Field Hockey Tournament. Kate Bruce scored two goals in the game, but the IUP defense struggled to prevent second-seeded West Chester from scoring.
The Crimson Hawks (14-5) fell to West Chester in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Field Hockey Tournament Friday, ending their tournament run. At the 19:25 minute mark, West Chester opened up the scoring when Kayla Gluchowski got the ball past IUP goalie Sarah Lemieux.
A penalty shot at the 50:39 minute mark of the game propelled the Crimson Hawks to a 1-0 victory in their quarterfinal matchup with number three seed Slippery Rock University. Alicia Straining was the game’s hero when her shot sailed past SRU goalie Courtney Lee.
The Crimson Hawks field hockey team finished regular season play with a victory over Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West rival Slippery Rock Saturday at home. Slippery Rock got out to an early lead with Ally Banks scoring at the 16:22 minute mark from a goal that bounced off the goalkeeper’s pads and into the cage.
The Crimson Hawks suffered a tough 4-3 loss at the hands of Seton Hill, failing to complete a late comeback Wednesday. It was a back and forth game with both teams trading goals, but IUP was only able to come within one goal and ended the game on the losing end of the scoreboard.
Sickman has the cure! This year’s women’s field hockey team is being led to victory by IUP senior Anouk Sickman. With a season record of 12 - 4, the team has prospered under the leadership of team captain Sickman, a senior who has been making an increasingly strong impression at IUP.
The Crimson Hawks were crushed 5-1 in a game dominated by Shippensburg on both sides of the ball Tuesday. “They wanted it more than we did,” Head Coach Gary Agard said. “They were very motivated to play us being that we were their only loss for the season.
Chelsea Wanamaker’s shot in the final two minutes lifted IUP to a 3-2 road win over Mansfield, Saturday. The Crimson Hawks used two unanswered goals late in the second half to earn their eighth consecutive victory. IUP trailed from the start, allowing a shot to go through at the 1:00 mark.
Anouk Sickman led the Crimson Hawks to a one goal road victory over No. 9 Slippery Rock, Wednesday. With a pair of goals from Sickman, IUP earned a 2-1 victory to extend its win streak to seven. No. 3 IUP fell behind early in the game when The Rock had a shot go through for a 1-0 lead at the 19:34 mark.
IUP won an overtime thriller against East Stroudsburg and another the day before with great play on both sides of the ball. The Crimson Hawks completed the sweep of their three game homestand with a 3-1 win over Long Island University Post, Friday and a 4-3 win over East Stroudsburg, Saturday at George P.
IUP had a great day on both sides of the ball as they took down Seton Hill 4-1. The Crimson Hawks earned their eighth victory in front of their home crowd at George P. Miller Stadium, Tuesday. All five goals in the game were scored in the first half wher IUP scored early and often.
The Crimson Hawks used three unanswered goals in the second half to earn a 4-2 victory over Mercyhurst, Saturday. It was a quiet game for most of the first half until Mercyhurst had a shot go through at the 28:49 mark for a one-goal lead. Less than two minutes later, IUP tied the game at one, using a penalty corner to its advantage when Anouk Sickman scored off an assist by Brielle Mackey at the 30:33 mark.
IUP took down No. 1 Shippensburg under the lights of George P. Miller Stadium Wednesday. The Crimson Hawks handed the Raiders their first loss of the season with a 3-1 victory. “It was a great win against a quality team.” IUP head coach Gary Agard said.
The Crimson Hawks split two games on the road over the weekend, suffering heartbreak one day and rebound coming out firing, showing no quit the next. On Friday, IUP fell to West Chester in the final three minutes of a game in which they came back from a 2-0 deficit.
In the women’s field hockey inaugural “Black Out” game, the Crimson Hawks earned their third straight victory Saturday, beating Millersville 2-1 at Miller Stadium. On a wet and rainy day, IUP outlasted Millersville in a defensive battle decided by only one goal.
Eighth ranked IUP cruised to victory in their home opener with a 6-2 win against Mercyhurst at George P. Miller Stadium on Wednesday. The Crimson Hawks earned the second win of the season, dominating procession time and, at one point, scoring four unanswered goals.
AnoukSickman scored a double- overtime goal as the Hawks defeated Mercyhurst 4-3 on Saturday at George P. Miller Stadium. The goal gave Sickman her second of the game and her team leading seventh of the year.
IUP enters this week’s pivotal matchup against Clarion with the news that they’re seventh in the first regional rankings of the year. Seventh isn’t the place that any team wants to be this time of the year.